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the four corners region from arizona, new mexico, colorado and california meet down to the chijuajua area of new mexico. there was one excavation along the way i remember out in the desert nears winslow, arizona. the desert out there is just a still life with a few landmarks on the horizon and this empty hole, the little colorado river desert, the painted desert, and we were working on a 500-room pueblo dating back to about 1400 ad. i just remember the wind just hailing down on us for days and you would be working down with trowels inside of a trench and if you stop for too long, the sand would start to fill up your hole again because it was blowing so much and everybody was turned away from the wind. so it looked like some kind of religious thing was going on here, all these people bowed to the ground for days and days tinkering with some unimaginable smallness in front of them while the wind just pushed harder and harder, sand blasting across you, filling up all the rooms that you just emptied out as if the desert is rolling back over itself. because even where trails are left, trails d
gentleman from new mexico, senator jeff bingaman. senator, thank you for joining us. >> [cheers and applause] >> thank you. >> stephen: thank you so much for getting me ready for this job in january which is imnent. >> terrific. we're looking forward to having you here. i'll be gone but we're going forward to having you here anyway? >> are you leaving because i'm coming? >> no, i was planning to leave before you announced your plans to come. >> stephen: what a shame. i'll miss you in the steam room? >> a degree. >> stephen: is there a steam room? >> there is a steam room. >> stephen: okay. [ laughter ] what do i need to know about the senate? >> well it's not as exciting as you mie expect. >> stephen: i don't expect it to be exciting at all. >> you'll fit right in if you don't expect excitement here. the work here is pretty straightforward. you try to understand the issues that you are going to be voting on, and that pretty much occupies the day. >> stephen: and what do you get paid? >> $174,000 is the current salary. >> stephen: not a week, a year? >> this is a year. i know it doesn't compa
opportunity. >> reporter: an opportunity she doesn't want to miss. david wright, abc news, mexico. >>> and we thank you for watching. and we will see you again tomorrow. as we leave you with a postcard from peoria, illinois, the festival of lights. winter wonderland in east peoria, courtesy of our affiliate, whoi. good night to everyone. have a wonderful evening. ♪ have yourself a merry little christmas ♪ >>> a unanimous vote gives pg&e a big rate increase what. is your share of an upgrade is going to be. >> i'm sandhya patel. live doppler 7 hd, tracking the storm, rain is moving in. winds picking up. i'll have the timing. system and how this will affect your holiday travels coming up. >> new fall out from the school tragedy. leaders proposing a citywide crack down on fires. >> the city of oakland goes to bat fr a local pot club facing eviction, challenging a federal crack down with >> the san bruin yes pipeline explosion, it wasn't sure fault, but you'll have to pay your share to make sure this doesn't happen again. >> the decision means your bill is going to go up, tonight a lot of peop
of northern new mexico and just over the horizon, just about 120 miles away, is chaco canyon, the largest anastazi site in the southwest, just over the horizon. and in between these towers and chaco canyon there are fire signal stations up on top of buttes. every fire signal station is in view of two other signal stations. each of those, four, on and on and on so that a fire would be lit at one spot and everybody would know, you could send messages for hundreds of miles. you could send messages over mountain ranges. there are fire signals all over the four corners, rows and fire signals. i talked to the guy who first discovered these signals and he was just out there mapping archeological sites with a crew in the 70's and he kept coming across these hills that had some kind of -- a little bit of architecture but they couldn't tell what they were. and they decided they are just not going to put them in the reports because they didn't have a name for these until he decided to go up to one and he dug into it and there he found a carved stone bowl with a carved stone lid set into it. and he o
of the best secretary of secretary of state in history. new mexico one. number two, why fake a concussion? she said she would testify in january. there is witch hunting going on. >> andrea: because she is a clinton. >> eric: nobody questions her ability on secretary of state. on the show we said she has been a fantastic secretary of state. >> dana: who did? >> eric: i did. but nonetheless, four people are dead. she said i'll take responsibility. >> they fire the valet parker at the state department. the janitor got fired. the man delivering the mail was let go before christmas. firing people all over the place. one of the guys today i'm in charge of romania. whatm i doing here? i don't know what happened. >> dana: they're career state department officials with "x" amount of time in government. >> here is how bad it is. it couldn't use the sound bite for house or senate side. there wasn't one interesting sound bite i could use. everybody was going i don't know anything about it. i wasn't there. i don't know. >> greg: the real winners are the media. they no longer have to report because they get
. but some states don't have it. connecticut, maryland, massachusetts, tennessee, new mexico, nevada. bunch of states don't have it. the trend will move back quickly, i predict within six months you'll see those states moving back to the majority of states in the country. but you know, there was an issue and geraldo rivera knows it well, about mental health in this country, about whether the mental health system was abusive or not. it went into disarray, disrepair and dysfunction. a lot of mental hospitals were closed, including in the state of connecticut. there is also a study in the state of connecticut that says only 25% of the children who are diagnoseable with mental illness will receive treatment. that's an astounding number. >> alisyn: it is and tragic. that's a problem. as a legal analyst, do you think that we should be able to involuntarily commit people to mental institutions? >> sure, and we don't do it and we have the composite to do it across the -- capacity to do it. stigma attached to it. parents don't want to do it. they feel guilty. they feel they've let their child down.
comes ever closer. >> a different kind of click now -- thousands of mystics, new-age and deals and fans of pre- hispanic culture made their way to mexico in hopes of witnessing great things in less than 24 hours now. that is when the old mayan calendar predicts the end of the current world and the dawn of a new one. >> many of today's ethnic maya do not understand what all the fuss is about. mostly christian, they have looked on in wonder at the influx of foreign tourists to ancient cities in southern mexico and central america was a past hundreds of years ago. -- whose heyday past hundreds of years ago. >> they are dancing according to an ancient mayan ritual in preparation for the end of the world. these days, the famous complex in guatemala is full of visitors. many tourists have come to experience the big day. >> there are mixed feelings. s going to end. others believe it is the end of one era and the beginning of another. democrats are also gathering at mayan sites in mexico. tour groups from around the world have come with widely varying expectations, but not everyone thinks the w
veteran who is jailed in mexico. his family has a new reason today to be very optimistic. one that when we come back. hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios what starts with adding a friend... ♪ ...could end with adding a close friend. the lexus december to remember sales event is on. this is the pursuit of perfection. martha: jitters on wall street as the fiscal cliff looms closer. a lot of trading, a lot of traders are gone. placing their bets -- the markets down about 115 points on this friday before christmas week. just wanted to cut up to speed on that. we will let you know. we have speaker john boehner coming up as well. bill: state department officials promising improved security after the attacks and benghazi. bob corker, a member of the senate foreign relations committee was questioned yesterday. senator, good morning to you. >> good morning, bill. bill: what you think? >> we need to have another hearing. secretary clinton said she takes responsib
, was said to be based on projections in an ancient mayan calendar. in mexico, tourists and new age spiritualists gathered to greet the day at mayan archaeological sites. and thousands converged on stonehenge in england for an "end of the world" party coinciding with the winter solstice. it may not be doomsday, but americans are feeling less hopeful about the future. the university of michigan's consumer confidence index fell this month to the lowest point since july. and wall street gave ground today on worries about the lack of a budget deal in washington. the dow jones industrial average lost almost 121 points to close near 13,190. the nasdaq fell 29 points to close at 3,021. for the week, the dow gained about half a percent; the nasdaq rose 1.7%. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to judy. >> woodruff: and we return to the aftermath of the shootings in newtown, connecticut, a week ago today. ray suarez begins our coverage of the latest developments. >> suarez: a cold rain fell this morning in newtown, connecticut, as townspeople and officials gathered at city h
of trouble became a distraction and it was easier to close the schools. >>> happening now in mexico, thousands of people are marking the end of the mayan era. this is new video of a huge crowd overnight. city built by the mayan civilluation. and while somberly this means the end of the civilization these people say the sunrise will bring a new and better age. here in the bay area people gathered to celebrate what some thought to be their last few hours on earth. the owner of the uptown nightclub hosted a doomsday party last night. the mood was light hearted. there was a prediction that the world would end at midnight and midnight came and nothing. >> i think it's fun to think about. new zealand is still around so i think we will be okay. >> at berkeley surplus more people have been buying survival gear for the end of the world of days. and the u.s. geological survey says nothing out of the ordinary has been detected on or around earth. >>> 4:48 now. end of the world not here. that means people have to go to work, sal. sorry about that. [ laughter ] >> yes, we are here, brian. and it
television news." >> reporter: tourists are flocking to mexico and guatemala to sites where the ancient maya lived and where their descendents are channeling the wisdom of their forebearers. >> we're hoping for some sort of a contact event, meet some beings of other species and really just asking for help. >> reporter: in the meantime, archaeologists keep trying to explain it's the end of an era, not of the world. the ancient maya split time into periods of 400 years and tomorrow is the end of a cycle of 136. 7,000 miles away in moscow, a cold war era bunker is being prepared. "the enemy of the state has launched atomic missiles" says the voice. maybe this time it will be an asteroid. the plan is to have a party tonight and wait it out. entry fee: a thousand dollars. in china, hundreds of people from the almighty god cult have been arrested for distributing leaflets. their crime? not warning of the end of the world but promoting war on the big red dragon-- the communist party. in the south of france it's believed by new ages to be the only safe place in the world. something to do with the sh
much help. we go to mexico city. >> reporter: various factors are in play here. it's a very good piece of news, the judge is going to consider this, whether it will be over by christmas, we don't know. perhaps by the new year. but hopefully by christmas. the important thing is to avoid the issue going to trial. it is scheduled for trial on the 17th of january. and a penalty is 15 years in prison. the thing is, this is a technicality. the shotgun -- it was 1 inch above -- below, sorry, shorter than itship -- should be. but it's an antique weapon. it can't be classified under modern terms. also, his lawyers should really be contacting the mexican national human rights commission about this chaining to a bed and chaining to a wall. his rights have been clearly violated in these cases. and these instances of him being chained. jon declared this weapon in good faith. so really, it's a question of common sense. plus the fact that incidents have been caused in the past when governments have stomped up and down and demanned things. really, i don't know what's happening with the state departmen
marine who was jailed in mexico has been fighting to get him out in time for christmas. you may have seen this story on o'reilly. so far no luck. but now two u.s. lawmakers have stepped in with new pressure on the mexican government. they want to hit mexico where it counts. in those valuable american tourist dollars. that's ahead. marching band play] [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. es ...so as you can see, geico's customer satisfaction is at 97%. mmmm tasty. and cut! very good. people are always asking me how we make these geico adverts. so we're taking you behind the scenes. this coffee cup, for example, is computer animated. it's not real. geico's customer satisfaction is quite real though. this computer-animated coffee tastes dreadful. geico. 15 minutes could save you 15 % or more on car insurance. someone get me a latte will ya, please? >> shepard: the nuclear standoff in iran and syria have taken a dangerous turn today. we a
that was safe. thousands of tourists flocked to mexico, hoping to celebrate a new era in an ancient mayan city. at the thirsty dog brewing company in akron, ohio, there's a special beer for the occasion. find out if it's our final year. our last few moments on earth, abc has trusted me with this assignment. the scoops of all scoops. as the hour draws near, the moment of truth is here. there's the clock -- three, two, one, okay. there you have it. folks, we're still here. john muller reporting exclusively for abc news, we're still here. >>> back to planning on those last-minute gifts. getting back to life. life goes on. back to you guys. >> thank you, john. >> john did the all-nighter for that. >> good for john. >>> all right, now to those out of control christmas decorations. we love to look at those wild displays every year, but what if you lived next door to one of them, ryan owens joins us from plano, texas. . >> reporter: good morning to you, elizabeth. not only are we all still alive. i've got christmas lights this early in the morning. take a look at this. everybody loves the beautiful c
up. >> the united states marine held in mexico for an technique gun set to walk through today. all ahead, unless breaking news changes everything. this is "studio b." first from fox at 3:00, president obama revealing his choice to be the next secretary of state today nominating senator john kerry to that job. many analysts had already called it washington's worst kept secret. if confirmed senator john kerry takes on a key role in the national security team during the second term. senator john kerry would replace the current secretary of state, hillary clinton, who will step down early next year. this afternoon, president obama calling senator kerry an exemplary public servant. >> we turn the page on a decade of war he knows we have to harness american power and ensure they work telling, diplomatic and development, economic and political, military and intelligence, as well as the power of our values which inspire so many people around the world. >>gregg: john kerry has chaired the senate foreign relations committee for six years after his failed presidential bid in 2004. wendell is
now, the mother of a former marine scaled in mexico confirming to fox news that her son will be released today. 27-year-old john hammer seen here in this photograph, a veteran of the wars in iraq and afghanistan, has been jailed since august in one of mexico's most notorious prisons. for carrying an antique shotgun like this one on a hunting trip south of the border. steve harrigan is live in florida where the parents of hammer live with the latest. >> reporter: jenna, multiple sources now telling fox news that the 27-year-old former marine will be released today. we've heard that from his mother, his father, his mexican attorney and from the offices of his congresswoman as well as his senator. a mexican court ruled that hammer's constitutional rights were trampled on, that he had no criminal intent to bring that 60-year-old rifle across the border. now, all this started back in august when ham exercise a friend, another -- hammer and a friend, another former marine after being treated for post traumatic stress syndrome went across the border on an extended surfing vacat
notified by the authorities. >>> in mexico thousands of people are marking the end of a mayan era. this is new video of a huge crowd overnight. a major cycle in the mayan long count calendar ends today. while some believe this means the end of civilization, these people say the sun vise will bring a new and better age. people here in the bay area use the so-called end of the ward as an excuse or party. thetown -- others chose to stock up on supplies. there has been an increase in business at berkeley surplus where survival gear has been selling well. >> generally the conversation steers away from end of days and more toward earthquakes are a big deal around here. >> which is true. if you're worried nasa has a scientist dedicated to debunking the prediction of the end of the world. and the u.s. geological survey says nothing out of the ordinary has been detected on or around earth. >>> state regulators approved a plan for a two-year rate hike that is expected to bring in about $299 million. the much will be used to preplace and upgrade hundreds of miles of gas transition lines. the
to help. >>> we have been following this case, this former u.s. marine here jailed in mexico because of a gun he tried to bring into the country. we have new details today. we have been talking to florida senator bill nelson who says jon hammar is expected to be released. this is after four months in a prison, believed to be controlled by a drug cartel. his parents have been getting frightening phone calls from that place. mexican police arrested him when he tried to cross the border, going from brownsville, texas, to mexico in august. and they alleged he had an illegal shotgun on him. turned out this was a family heirloom, he says it was cleared by u.s. customs, but police, they tossed him in jail anyway. i want to bring in sunny hostin on the case with me today. and, sunny, we talked about this, jon hammar, planning on driving through central america, headed to costa rica to go on a surf vacation because he was suffering ptsd after serving our country. does he have any legal recourse? >> you know, the interesting thing is that i think when we look at cases like this, we look at it
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